Moving on.

It was a very different Spring than normal or maybe all Springs are abnormal as the weather can be very erratic. We went from low water on Rend to massive rains and cold temps to beautiful days where getting 10 bites was a miracle. There are some things in fishing that can’t be explained (or…read more

Q and A with Jonathan and Alicia Phillips.

Q; Tell us about the first fishing experience that made you realize fishing would become a passion?1) A: I think everyone in my family knew that I had an obsession with fishing at a very young age. I always had a hard time finding fishing buddies because my idea of a fishing trip has always…read more

Set the Hook!!!

As I guided I can tell you one of the most frustrating things to happen is to watch 14″ Crappie swim away at the surface of the water due to poor hook sets. This may not seem like a big deal and in the grand scheme of things I guess it’s not but I believe…read more

Q and A with Jack and Holly Linton

Q: Tell us about your first fishing trip that made you realize fishing would become an obsession.   A: Our first tournament experience we realized that the competition aspect would be very addicting.   Q: Which aspects of tournament fishing do you find most interesting?   A: we love fishing new lakes, specifically in other…read more

Just my thoughts.

I have been thinking a lot lately. Scary I know but here we go. I think it is a shame that we were taught in schools and by most adults that the path to happiness is an expensive education, piles of debt and working at a job we can barely tolerate. I was never taught…read more

What I’ve learned in 2 weeks.

It’s been an odd Spring in Southern Illinois for sure. We are generally begging for it to stop raining by now and that is not the case this year. Rend for example is about 2′ below what it should be this time of year. This definitely changes the “Bush bite”. There isn’t much water on…read more

Moving forward.

Crappie are delicious and I love to eat them. Now that being said there is a point where we need to have some common sense and start to practice conservation. I see people that I know have 100 lbs of frozen fish in their deep freeze and for some reason simply can not release a…read more

Winn Grips

I am trying something new to the world of Crappie fishing. Cork and EVA have always been the go-to for grips and handles for Crappie rods. I am however trying something new and great. I have had the opportunity to meet the guys at this great company and was impressed with the product and the…read more

What are you paying for?

My “Pro Staffers” may not like to hear this but they are already aware. I am in business to produce an extremely high quality crappie rod. It will be the best rod on the market and it will be affordable. One of the reasons is because of where the money goes. When you buy a…read more

Out of Stock!

I just wanted to touch base with all of the greatest customers in the world! Seriously, I have been out of stock on several items for a while now and I do understand the frustration. I have started this rod business from scratch and have tried to grow steadily but not too quickly. I have…read more